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  • noun Plural form of mynde.


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  • And thus yow see, how will intised to wantonnes, doth easelie allure the mynde to false opinions: and how corrupt maners in liuinge, breede false iudgement in doctrine: how sinne and fleshlines, bring forth sectes and heresies: And therefore suffer not vaine bookes to breede vanitie in mens wills, if yow would haue Goddes trothe take roote in mens myndes ....

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • So sone as the clashing armoure did sound at their first incountrie, and their glittering swordes did shine, an incredible horror and feare perced the beholders, and hope inclining to either partes, their voyce and myndes were whist and silent.

    The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1

  • Thus doth this place arme the myndes and cõsciences of these inferior princes of whom I speake/that they shulde note feare theyr hygher poures/when for the defence of Goddes religion/they do resiste and not obeye theyr wicked commaundementes.

    A Treatise of the Cohabitation Of the Faithful with the Unfaithful A Treatise of the Cohabitation Of the Faithful with the Unfaithful by Peter Martyr; Wherunto is Added A Sermon made of the Confessing of Christ and His Gospel and of the Denying of the same, by Henry Bullinger

  • Manye other there be yet lyuynge whose excellente wrytynges do testifye wyth vs to be wordes apte and mete elogantly to declare oure myndes in al kindes of Sciences: and that, what sentence soeuer we conceiue, the same to haue Englyshe oracion natural, and holpẽ by art, wherby it may most eloquẽtly be vttered.

    A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes

  • [Sidenote: Erotesis.] _Interrogacio_, Euerye interrogaciõ is not of grauity, neither yet a Scheme, but thys whyche when those thinges be rehearsed vp whiche hurte oure aduersaryes cause, strengthneth that thynge that is gone before, thus seynge then that he spake all these wordes, and dyd all these thynges, whether dyd he put away our felowes myndes frõ the cõmon wealthe or not?

    A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes

  • You, seeing them upon their knees, and their handes joyned, do think that they are praying for your sauvetie; but their myndes are far from that.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Whether now perswasions, may not be said violent and forcible to simple myndes in speciall, I referre it to all mens iudgements that heare the story.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Secondly the worthy gests of noble Princes: the memoriall and registry of all great fortunes, the praise of vertue & reproofe of vice, the instruction of morall doctrines, the reuealing of sciences naturall & other profitable Arts, the redresse of boistrous & sturdie courages by perswasion, the consolation and repose of temperate myndes, finally the common solace of mankind in all his trauails and cares of this transitorie life.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • [Illustration] [Illustration] ¶ Here begynneth a ryght profytable treatyse cõpendiously drawen out of many & dyuers wrytynges of holy men/to dyspose men to be vertuously occupyed in theyr myndes & prayers.

    A Ryght Profytable Treatyse Compendiously Drawen Out Of Many and Dyvers Wrytynges Of Holy Men

  • And they that vse thys kynde, bee vehement, various, copious, graue, appoynted and readye thorowlye to moue and turne mens myndes.

    A Treatise of Schemes and Tropes


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